Courts for Jan. 5

MARSHALL – Pamela Rae Zal, 55, of Minneota, appeared in Lyon County District Court Jan. 2 on charges of theft. A complaint alleges Zal stole more than $600 from a purse in Marshall on Aug. 28. The hearing was continued until Jan. 15.

MARSHALL – Edin Allan Brown, 25, of Minneota, appeared in Lyon County District Court Jan. 2 on charges of third degree driving while impaired. A complaint alleges Brown drove with an alcohol level of .16 in Marshall on Sept. 29, and had a prior DWI conviction in 2006. A hearing was set for Jan. 25.

MARSHALL – Michael Dean Giese, 58, of Tracy, appeared in Lyon County District Court Jan. 2 on two counts of third degree driving while impaired charges, careless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, and improper vehicle lighting charges. A complaint alleges Giese drove a motorcycle with an alcohol level of .11 in Tracy on Aug. 31. A hearing was set for Jan. 29.

MARSHALL – Brian Thomas Carr, 27, of Marshall, appeared in Lyon County District Court Jan. 2 on charges of third degree driving while impaired and second degree refusal to test. A complaint alleges Carr drove while impaired in Lynd on Sept. 1, and had a prior DWI conviction in 2008. A hearing was set for Feb. 12. Bail was set at $12,000 without conditions, or with conditions including abide by laws, abstain from alcohol and drugs, and be subject to random testing.